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review 2018-10-07 16:00
A Very English Scandal by John Preston
A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment - John M. Preston

Unfortunately I’ve been ill for the last few weeks and in the brief periods I’ve been well I’ve been preparing for Nanaowrimo (national novel writing month), which I’m going to be participating in this year. I’m finally getting back to some semblance of normality, so I feel up to writing a review of this fantastic book. As reading has taken a back seat recently, I’ve decided to just go for one bingo. Thriller/suspense isn’t really my genre, so I’ll be more than happy with one bingo.

 

It would be easy to forget that this is a work of non-fiction, based on the personal life of Jeremy Thorpe, the Liberal Democrat leader. For my American friends, the Lib Dems are one of the three main political parties here in the UK. They typically get a very meagre share of the seats available in the House of Commons, with the Conservative and Labour party holding the lions share.

 

Before Jeremy became the leader of his party he’d done some things, specifically in his personal life, that he didn’t want to come to light. At the start of the book he relates this problem to his fellow party member and so begins a plot to cover it up. Jeremy’d been involved in a homosexual relationship in his younger days and, at the time, homosexuality was illegal. The man he had this relationship with had letters which alluded to the affair, although by no means specific. Jeremy knows that if the letters become public, though, he’ll be tarnished and unable to continue in the public sphere.

 

Jeremy doesn’t actually do much of anything to rectify the situation, but elicits the help of his friends and fellow party members to do so instead. He was apparently such an infectious and charismatic character that his closest would do almost anything to protect him. The establishment did their part in helping to cover things up, as well. This is most abundantly clear at trial towards the end of the book.

 

The book is written in a sparse and journalistic style, as you’d expect from a work of non-fiction, but the plot is so fascinating that that has little bearing. 

 

I watched the mini-series starring Hugh Grant right after I finished and the perspective the book was told from (Jeremy’s fellow party member) was lost in the screen adaption. The overall feel of the adaption felt a little different due to this, but the book was followed closely in most other regards. Overall, though, it was quite good, with a great performance from Hugh Grant who played Jeremy.

 

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review 2018-09-22 21:37
Gideon's Sword by Preston & Child - My Thoughts
Gideon's Sword - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

When I finish a book that totally blows me away, I have to either change genres completely or go to reread a very old fave.  This time, I chose to change genres and try a new - to me - series.  And it did the trick!

This was an enjoyable read.  Sort of like the Ilona Andrews book, it  felt like some good junk food to my reading brain.  The story clipped along at a decent pace - the chapters weren't very long which helps a lot, keeps things from dragging.  The plot was intricate enough to keep me interested yet not so complicated that I was stopping to try and figure out things. 

The main character, Gideon Crew, is an interesting fellow.  Clever and smart, he reads people really well.  He has a great sense of humour.  And he has a sense of purpose and is just dark and cynical enough to appeal to me.  I liked following along with him on his 'mission'. 

There is a small cast of supporting characters that have the potential to increase their interestingness over the coming books. Apparently one of the guys comes one of the writing duo's other series, but I'm not ready to go hunt that down yet.  :)

So, I've found another series to follow when I need some tasty junk-food reading and that's a good thing!

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text 2018-09-18 15:54
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment - John M. Preston

This is my next read and I'm really enjoying it. Intrigue and scandal at it's best.

 

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text 2018-08-16 10:27
Increase Your Roof’s Life by Hiring Professional Roofers

Roofs are the top-most covering of every property that acts as a shield from harsh weather and other external factors. They deserve to be in top-notch condition always, and hence people inspect their roof quite often to check its health and structure.

 

To closely examine the condition of their roof, many homeowners access the roof with a ladder and unnecessarily pose a risk of falling from a height. Many roof contractors recommend them to evaluate the condition of their roof from the ground and contact professionals if any sign of deterioration, damaged soffits Blackpool or any other type of leakage is found.

 

 

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Now, let’s talk about the various reasons to call a roof contractor.

 

Roof age:

Roof’s age is a critical factor in determining whether you have to spend on its repair or replacement. Most roofs are designed to last for about 25 years, so if your roof has completed or yet to complete ahead this time-span, it’s the time to keep a close eye on its condition and replace it in case of need.

 

Shingles pops or curling:

Curling or buckling shingles occurs due to damage from hail, aging, moisture and excessive heat. If shingles are rising above the flat surface, it may be a sign that you need to call a roofing contractor.

 

Dirty gutters:

As a homeowner, if you notice granules accumulate in your home’s drainage or gutters, you should call a roofer to clean your gutters Blackpool as soon as possible to avoid excessive blockage or any other damage.

 

Water stain on roof decks:

Water stains on the ceiling of your home are often caused by roof leakages. If you find any stains on the ceiling than hire roofing services as quickly as possible.

 

These are the few conditions when you have to call a professional roofer Preston. If your roof exhibits any of the above condition, it is beneficial to get it inspected by a highly trusted and reliable firm offering roofing services. There are many roofing companies but if you are looking for the best roofers in Blackpool, contact Roof Doctor. This is one of the highly recommended roofers that offers multiple domestic and commercial roofing services. Their services include roof repairs, gutter repairs, flat roofing and so on.

 

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